Hey there, so whilst I’m having a little time off I still wanted to give you lovely lot some blog posts to read. So when the lovely Rebecca at Becsterdotcom said she would write a guest post for me I was thrilled!
She’s become a lovely friend and understands my mission to find accessible places to go for me with my family whilst I use my wheelchair.
Thank you again Bec for being a guest on blog.
North Wales is known for it’s mountains, lakes and castles… the land of legends so to speak. So I’ve been thinking, where would I recommend people to visit if they have a mobility scooter? Here’s my top 3.
The largest of the seaside resorts, Llandudno was a popular spot for Victorian tourists. To this day it remains a popular destination for a day out. I find it to be a great place and with it’s large North Shore promenade it’s a great place if you have a mobility scooter. The pier is a great place to visit with children with the amusements and play area. From there you can head on up to Happy Valley to have a picnic. If you park your car up at the top of the hill you can also go taboganning!
Another seaside resort a bit further down the coast is the historic town of Caernarfon – home to Edward I’s grandest castle. The town is very accessible as is the castle itself. There’s a ramp to get in and the grounds have decent paths to travel along. There’s also a lift to get you up to the Queen’s balcony level where you can look out over Caernarfon square. The only downside is that of course, you can’t use your mobility scooter to get up the castle walls (I also wouldn’t recommend walking them as they’re very steep and narrow).
In addition to the castle, you can take a wander around the promenade and have a nice ice cream at Palas Cafe or Scoops on Palace Street. Alternatively you could cross the Aber Bridge to the great play park for kids.
Llanberis is a lovely village about 15mins from Caernarfon. There’s lots of things to do in the village including a lovely lakeside park for kids. The path around to the lake is crushed stone so I think it’s mostly accessible for mobility scooters albeit a little bumpy. At the lakeside you can feed the ducks (or swans if they’re around) and take a look at the sword in the stone.
The National Slate Museum is a good visit where you can learn about the history of Welsh slate. There’s a nice cafe and a children’s play area there. Similar to the lakeside paths, the ground is crushed slate – accessible but bumpy.
Thank you so much for these great suggestions Rebecca! Can’t wait to try them out when we next visit my in-laws in North Wales.
Don’t forget to head over to Rebecca’s blog page for more wonderful places to visit in Wales and her instagram page too. You can catch her at;